July 23, 2020 / 12:24 AM / 16 days ago

Mexico reports more than 6,000 new coronavirus cases

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) conducts a test to a patient while going house to house to test people for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the municipality of Tlahuac, one of the highly contagious zone of Mexico City, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Mexico July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 6,019 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 790 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 362,274 cases and 41,190 deaths.

The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

Earlier, Latin America exceeded the 4 million mark after Brazil reported a record number of cases.

Reporting by Stefanie Eschenbacher; Editing by Dave Graham

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